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by Turnhouse1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75521

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

I think the problem was they’d just nearly finished refitting the vast majority of the 747’s. And they don't see the demand coming back quick enough to keep the aging 744s around. @Arion640 Why would BA have the "will" to keep planes around they can't fill either upfront or down the back?...

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by Turnhouse1
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26431

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Do the EY A350s have seats and galleys installed, presumably easier to move on if they are clean shells?

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by Turnhouse1
Sat May 16, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33002

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

U.S./Canadian carriers, Western European carriers, will do inverse seniority layoffs - the least senior get bumped first. This will be seniority within craft -- pilots, mechanics, FAs... for every craft that is unionized, or prospectively unionized (like Delta). It has nothing to do with fairness -...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat May 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33002

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

U.S./Canadian carriers, Western European carriers, will do inverse seniority layoffs - the least senior get bumped first. This will be seniority within craft -- pilots, mechanics, FAs... for every craft that is unionized, or prospectively unionized (like Delta). It has nothing to do with fairness -...

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by Turnhouse1
Mon May 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 316
Views: 59071

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I've seen an alleged proposal of salaries (it's doing the rounds on social media) Supervisor salary £21500 Maincrew £13500 - no bonus - and did not mention ehr. Various shortening of some trips and removal of almost all European nightstops (much like Aer Lingus) I am wondering what kind of working ...

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by Turnhouse1
Fri May 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 316
Views: 59071

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Speak to your Union Rep for full advice, but. My understanding of UK redundancy law (my company did some on a smaller scale last year) is that other than for those with <2 years service, things like last in, first out or targeting those at the top of the payscale are illegal. They will need to split...

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by Turnhouse1
Fri May 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11193

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

In Western Europe, there is a preference for above corridors at LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA. AMS does not have arrival corridors. You leave the plane and enter directly into the terminal and mix with departing passengers. They do actually. If you arrive from a non-security sterile airport, they lead you ups...

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by Turnhouse1
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing raises $25B in new Debt sale
Replies: 61
Views: 6852

Re: Boeing raises $25B in new Debt sale

$25Bn at base + 4.25% (or more) is over a Billion Dollars per year in interest, let alone repayments. Though probably better than the other options.

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 47
Views: 5234

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Matt still favored the 10+8 cross section that Airbus chose. I still feel a more appropriate cross section would be 8+6. It would get rid of the 2nd aisle upstairs so lots of weight and the longer thinner airplane would have more space for bags/cargo per pax and would be lighter overall with a pret...

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3294

Re: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?

Ignoring COVID-19 (as difficult as that is), what will Aer Lingus look like going forward? My understanding was that the combination of BREXIT and slot restrictions makes LHR a less attractive connecting hub, and once DUB has the infrastructure in place Aer Lingus would grow and take over a lot of ...

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175620

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

If the government does lend to Virgin, or indeed any other business, it should be secured by either. 1: Collateral, which for an airline would likely be owned planes with a reasonable market value. So A350, 787, A320NEO and less than 10 year old A330, A320, 777, 737NG. 2: Where the above isn't possi...

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by Turnhouse1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175620

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Would it be possible to put the company into Administration and for SRB and/or Delta to pick up the assets they want to restart the airline in a new shell company? I would imagine that screw their existing staff/pensions and creditors. So perhaps morally maybe not the best thing to do. But then, I ...

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by Turnhouse1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175620

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Shai Weiss has taken a 20% pay cut until the year end and the rest of the senior leadership team have taken a 15% cut for the same period. Hardly that generous when they will be on significant salaries, furloughed cabin crew and ground staff are getting 80%, i.e. a 20% cut on much lower salaries. I...

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by Turnhouse1
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336781

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51982005
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Galwayman wrote:
FR keep staff on at 50% for the next two months . Probably the worlds greatest airline


Presume all those in the UK (also BA, VS, U2 and BY) will now be kept on at 80% (up to £2500/month) salary with government announcement.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51982005

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by Turnhouse1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336781

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

UK Govt advising against all non essential travel abroad for next 30 days. This will void any travel insurance bought by UK residents. Guess it's only a matter of time until scheduled flights in UK (almost) stop It's actually helpful as it means insurance now covers not flying. Until that announcem...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58139

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

On TATL a 777 or A330 with limited passengers (essentially those flying home) so few bags, but the rest of the hold crammed with freight would seem reasonable, and a way for BA/AA to keep LHR to JFK and maybe a few other routes open when the ban kicks in.

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336781

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

Not easy, but £7.5Bn is a fair whack, ground all the planes if they have to, government support for the staff if they are laid off, (along with tourism, restaurant etc staff who are also going to be hit) but business is business. There's a limit to what the government can and should do. Sorry to be ...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Southeast England desperately needs another runway. If Heathrow is out, here's to hoping Gatwick gets a second runway. But does it? How many destinations are not served from at least one of the London Airports? And how many are served by the largest aircraft available? There is a lot of scope to in...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Implementing a requirement to cap aviation emissions at say 2019 levels would be a start on the environmental front, I'm not sure on the precise relative emissions, but would replacing an A319CEO with an A321NEO perhaps be equal in terms of emissions, 1.5-2 A350s per 747 and so on. If the UK could h...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19764

Re: New York to London - New Flight Time Record

It does, they must both takeoff and land at the same point or the timing is pointless. Removing the takeoff portion saves a huge chunk of time. As well as approach and decell. It most definitely changes "a thing." :roll: The blackbird still holds the fastest crossing, regardless of where ...

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by Turnhouse1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to start producing A321neo in Toulouse
Replies: 21
Views: 4017

Re: Airbus to start producing A321neo in Toulouse

the supply chain is already probably overextended as it is, no? This suddenly changed with the production stop of the 737. Suppliers who work for both programs, like the engine supplier CFM, have suddenly a massive overcapacity and it will take propably years until they are fully loaded again. The ...

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by Turnhouse1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112227

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

A better solution on APD would be to exempt certain domestic flights were rail is not a suitable alternative. In addition to the current Highlands and Islands exemption. Flights between Northern Ireland and Great Britain Flights between 2 airports where neither is (LCY, LGW, LHR, LTN, STN, SEN) and ...

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by Turnhouse1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: Berlin has to offer more incentives for DXB flights.
Replies: 14
Views: 3939

Re: Emirates: Berlin has to offer more incentives for DXB flights.

It makes sense for EK to try to generate demand from locals. The residents of Berlin are relatively poorly served by LH, so EK offering one stop to Asia, Australasia and Africa with likely competitive prices is going to appeal to them. If they then lobby their representatives in the Bundestag (locat...

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by Turnhouse1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you design London's airports if you could start from scratch with little limitations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1873

Re: How would you design London's airports if you could start from scratch with little limitations?

Clean sheet? In broad terms, a large international hub northwest of London, somewhere between the M4 and M40 motorways, runways NE/SW due to prevailing winds. Still fairly convenient for London but better placed for people coming to the airport for global flights over land. High speed rail from the...

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61061

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

In this case, "BA" stands for the NYSE symbol for Boeing, not British Airways. Ahhh, that's mildly confusing, though (just googled it) Airbus's equivalent stock market code is "AIR" which could be even more ambiguous. I'd always assumed on here it was 2 letter IATA codes for air...

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61061

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-books-bittersweet-16-billion-deal-with-emirates-11574074430?mod=hp_lista_pos3 Has Etihad cancelled some 20 787? Quote: In a separate blow to the U.S. manufacturer, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said earlier Monday that it was planning to take 20 fewer aircraft from ...

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by Turnhouse1
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic to Fly A340s Into Summer 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic to Fly A340s Into Summer 2020

It seems that Virgin are operating some Cruise Charters that would otherwise have been operated by Thomas Cook, so it may be that they need additional capacity in the short term.

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11975

Re: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions

Tweet with a Video from ABC News showing the craziness of LA traffic and the madness of adding lanes full of cars. One metro line won't solve it all, but a proper network is needed. Maybe with Uber for the last couple of miles in outlying areas. https://twitter.com/urbanthoughts11/status/11912952051...

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by Turnhouse1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?
Replies: 28
Views: 4564

Re: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?

Enjoy your airports operated for profit in the UK! Keep telling yourselves that for-profit operation of monopoly assets is the way to go. Though Manchester Airport is a really bad one to complain about as it is actually owned by the various councils in the Manchester area. There are however very fe...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7186

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

Sounds very odd, I've just had a quick glance at my folder of downloaded boarding passes, over the last decade and on a mix of Legacy and Budget carriers in the EU. They're all in the format "Surname Firstname Mr" or "Mr Firstname Surname" I'm fairly confident if requested I'd pu...

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by Turnhouse1
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inconsistencies in Security Checks
Replies: 29
Views: 9956

Re: Inconsistencies in Security Checks

I see inconsistencies such as: Keep your boarding pass and passport with you vs putting it in the tray and run thru the scanner. I was at a UK airport. They were shouting at all passengers to put their passports and boarding passes back into their bags. Result was that the queue was held up because...

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by Turnhouse1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40497

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

To the UA A350 naysayers: United have 74 x 772s, most of which are 15-24 years old. If you subtract the 45 x A350s, United have only 22 widebodies on firm order (18 787s + 4 773s), so if UA didn't want the A350s, would they not have already placed another large order for 787/777s?? The 787-9 is sol...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18946

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

Presumably an A350ULR in the SQ J/W configuration could fly JFK-SYD, but it probably couldn't fly SYD-LHR. So yes there is a lot of PR about this, QF are good at this the PER-LHR flight gets a lot more press than DOH-AKL which is marginally longer.

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3902

Re: What airlines will go bankrupt next? And why will they go bankrupt?

Thomas Cook's problem was largely debt from mergers 10 years ago rather than operational losses. So looking for airlines with high debt loading which might be difficult to refinance is likely to be a good indicator, though massive operational losses aren't a good sign either. TUI and Jet2 are probab...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Removes Mileage Component from Mileage Plus Tiers
Replies: 16
Views: 4852

Re: UA Removes Mileage Component from Mileage Plus Tiers

The average number & length of flights taken must have gone up hugely in the last 20 years, so a lot of people will be what might previously have been viewed as a frequent flyer. Meanwhile, the main benefit of FF schemes is moving from 'free' flights towards lounge access and priority boarding, ...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17274

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

So you mean like Thomas Cook and their 24 slot pairs? the problem would always be not trusting BA to actually serve MAN/the regions properly. Remember they preferred passengers to go MAN-LHR-elsewhere rather than non-stop MAN-elsewhere. Astounding to think they wilfullly cede the market to DL/VS. T...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17274

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

The BA Connect European services were stopped in March 2007, in some cases BMI took them over for a while. The MAN-JFK service was stopped in October 2008. It's hard to see the economics of BA mainline working at MAN, if they do re-enter the market, I'd expect a Vueling/Level brand, service and cost...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation
Replies: 38
Views: 6799

Re: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation

easyjet is NOT rebooking passengers onto other carriers. Period! Passengers can choose between a full refund or a rebooking on the next available easyjet flight, simple as that. However, if easyjet fails to provide the rebooking (as all of the flights within a specific period are already fully book...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation
Replies: 38
Views: 6799

Re: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation

There are a few questions here: Did they offer to rebook the passengers on TAP/Iberia/whoever to get them from LIS to MAD? This would have seemed a reasonable alternative if it was within 3 hours, I'm sure there are plenty flights on that route. The flight to NTE diverted, but couldn't it fly back t...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11975

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

Below is how Boston Logan does it. I really liked it vs the total CF I dealt with at EWR a month earlier. EWR has a similar system to LAX's current system and its a complete CF x 10. LAS has a similar system for the rideshares but LAX simply does not have the space to do that. The solution would be...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation
Replies: 53
Views: 9751

Re: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation

Of course it's going to affect* evacuations when you have Americans getting fatter and fatter, and seat pitch getting tighter and tighter. The simple fact is it will take each passenger longer to get out of their seat, not to mention there are now more people to evacuate through the same exits. So ...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation
Replies: 53
Views: 9751

Re: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation

The FAA has had exit standards for a long time. I don't see them rewriting those test standards. They'll be testings those standards for tighter seat pitch. Why they even mention seat width is a mystery. Coach 3x3 seating with ~17 inch wide seats has been the standard for a long time with 757/737/7...

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by Turnhouse1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14897

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

Even if that’s the case, which I think it is, still makes sense towards a future strategy in Europe on reducing short-haul flights by using train feed for long-haul. A combination of feeder flights and trains might be very efficient. You can already see this type of connections in AMS, CDG and to s...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14897

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

The only thing they need to do really is to treat the train leg as part of the journey and to make sure the passenger gets compensated / taken care of if the train is late and misses the flight or if the plane is late and misses the train. More like comprehensive travel insurance covering both trai...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142069

Re: SAS new livery?

Are the Red/Orange Engines to aid the control tower seeing planes when operating in snow, or just a design choice?

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14897

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

More like it’s cheaper to put people on a train and use a slot in a severely slot constrained airport for a profitable route. Even if that’s the case, which I think it is, still makes sense towards a future strategy in Europe on reducing short-haul flights by using train feed for long-haul. A combi...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 5508

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

I'm surprised that LON-HKG hasn't been mentioned as this is very much a former colonial route and more recent than some of the other quoted routes. With Hong Kong being a colony of the United Kingdom up untill the 01 July 1997. Consequently the handover is regarded by some as the final act of the B...

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by Turnhouse1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 9886

Re: BA and the A350-1000

A plane full of passengers on flexible J and W fares could in BA accounting terms be more premium than one where F is full of miles upgrades and J is mostly discounted inflexible tickets. I think LOS or JED are examples of routes with rich people paying for their own tickets in F as a status symbol,...

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by Turnhouse1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 59
Views: 9667

Re: Weighting passenger

I've never been weighed, but once on a fairly empty Dash 8, I was the 3rd passenger from the front and sitting in row 10, a couple who were seated near the front were moved back for takeoff and landing. The smaller the plane, presumably the more likely it makes a difference.

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by Turnhouse1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200 Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

Re: 777-200 Engines

Besides the usual reasoning of 'airlines take whatever the best deal from all of the engine OEMs is', how might they have chosen between PW, RR, and GE engines for a 772 order? I heard in another thread that the trents are lighter by 2000 lbs per engine and thus provide increased range for the -200...

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